Episode 51 Show Notes
Anticipation is an emotion involving pleasure or anxiety in considering or awaiting an expected event. Anticipatory emotions include fear, anxiety, hope and trust. When the anticipated event fails to occur, it results in disappointment or relief.
RETENTION: It takes 7 times more resources to enroll a new student than to keep a current student.
How do we increase student retention by creating a culture of anticipation?
- 1) Recognize the true power of anticipation
- 2) Identify things that our students have to look forward to
- 3) Make sure that our kids (and their parents) always know what happens in the next two years. (Interim Anticipation)
- 4) Be VERY INTENTIONAL about “opening story loops” that can only be closed by graduating from your school
Call to Action
- In the next week, set aside 30 minutes.
- Take 15 minutes to list the awesome things at your school that kids have to look forward to with great anticipation.
- Take 15 minutes to write down two ways that you can be more intentional about MAKING SURE that your students always know what’s next AND they are excited about what’s next.
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CLICK HERE for Episode 20: Use The Power Of Storytelling To Increase Student Retention And Recruitment
CLICK HERE for LinkedIn Blog Post (The Power of Anticipation: how living in an on-demand culture makes us less happy)
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